My case may be a bit strange, I have a K2 and a 4a, both recently serviced by Oleg, and a 4am that I bought directly from eBay, no CLA (that I know), and from the supposed to be worst year, 1981.
Here are my 2 cents:
- The unsynced K-2 has the (by far) smoothest winding I've yet tried in knob winding cameras. The thing really winds like warm butter.
- The K4a has the greatest shutter release of the three, the touch of the button is simply perfect, and helps keeping your camera firmly in place when taking the pic. Winding is also smooth, but not as 'silky' as on the K2. The finder is a tad bright than the one on the 2, even though that may be an indicator of the K2 age.
- The 4am (curiously) operates really well, but probably the best part of it is the focusing, really really smooth. The rest is surprisingly working pretty well.
Overall a great family of cameras, and IMHO, the really important issue may be getting a properly SERVICED one.
Last edited by taffer : 06-24-2004 at 08:30.